well, just about anything for the abs, apart from one I did with the PT standing back to back and passing a medicine ball to one another by twisting from side to side. (She said I could do the same exercise solo using one of those weight bar things).
Sit-ups, crunches, anything involving raising and lowering the legs whilst lying on my back. And there was something in yoga that made one look like a human V, legs up and out straight and arms and torso up straight too (my belly gets in the way too
). I seem to sit out an awful lot when I go to classes...
I don;t know if there are any exercises specifically for the back. They taught me pelvic tilts at physio but the last time I tried to do them they set off the sciatica
I don't know of any others. They were starting to teach me something to work the transversus abdominus, if I;ve got that right (deeper abdominal muscle?) but I had to take a break from physio b/c of other health issues. It was very difficult to get my head around, though.
It felt like the personal trainer was working upper body then lower body, which is fair enough, but I am worried about the bit in between!
I hope this is making some kind of sense. There must be something out there for someone like me!